Book Reviews of Requiem for a Dream

Requiem for a Dream
Requiem for a Dream
Author: Hubert Selby Jr.
ISBN-13: 9781560252481
ISBN-10: 1560252480
Publication Date: 8/15/2000
Pages: 288
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 37 ratings
Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press
Book Type: Paperback
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I was very interested in reading this as I'm a big fan of the Aronofsky movie, which was magnificent and terribly harrowing. The novel was equally dark. It's written in a free-form be-bop narrative, and once you get into it, it takes you for a ride. The book deals much more with the daily existence of a junkie, whereas the movie expounds on the more pivotal moments. But the film got it just right, somehow managing to convey the same breakneck speed and despair of the novel. Read the book. See the movie.
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this is quite possibly one of my most favorite books I've read. It's written in such a way that I actually felt like I was inside the characters heads,feeling what they were feeling> It can get a bit confusing at times, but I couldnt put it down.
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I really want to read this but I can't deal with the way it's written. There is little punctuation and the dialog is not quoted. I may try it again later. Very disappointed.
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For once, the film was better than the book! Don't get me wrong..I enjoyed the book, but the film was amazing. Check it out once you've read the book.
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I really wanted to read this book, but found the writing style so difficult to read that I couldn't concentrate on the story.